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Monterey Walking Tours

One Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-521-4884
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Ranked #9 of 55 activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: The best way to discover Monterey is up close, on your personal path of history with the original Monterey Walking Tours. Explore our California... more » Owner description: The best way to discover Monterey is up close, on your personal path of history with the original Monterey Walking Tours. Explore our California legacy from the Spanish explorers to California statehood on a guided tour of Monterey that is entertaining, highly rated and fun for all ages.Monterey waterfront and Cannery Row walking tours and private tours of Monterey available on request. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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English first
east coast
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our first time in Monterey and we had the best tour ever. Tim Thomas was the most amazing guide we could ever ask for. He told us the wonderful facts about the cannery and we felt like we were actually there at the time. It is alot of walking but it was easy walking. He even brought along... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Thank you for sharing such wonderful history of Monterey. We hope to be there again soon if we get the chance!

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Carson City, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This tour wouldn't be the same without Tim Thomas! Authentic Montereyian who really knows his history of the area. We visited Monterey in February, incredible weather and not too busy. We highly recommend this tour with Tim... to all. Thank you Tim for sharing a wealth of information and for making this experience most enjoyable.

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Clovis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the tour immensely. We have been to Monterey several times and would have never learned as much as we did on our own. We recommend this tour to any one we talk to that is planning a trip to Monterey. Thanks again for sharing your overwhelming knowledge of Cannery Row. The tour was amazing!

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I took this tour in February on my first day in town to get oriented. It was a very historically informative walk, highlighting sites I might have otherwise overlooked. It was a great overview of the origins of Monterey and the forces that influenced its development. Mr. Diggins was gracious enough to hold the tour exclusively for me as I... More

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Just as it says ! We stayed overnight in Monterrey just for this tour but Thom Diggins just did not turn up, neither did he let us know that he couldn't attend. He (or the company) had our email address but did not let us know. Very poor practice. Beware other tourists.

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tdiggins, Owner at Monterey Walking Tours, responded to this review

My sincere apologies, you are right to be upset. I was traveling home from a business conference the night before when a flight delay and missed connection forced me to spend the night at LAX. In my confusion and frustration I neglected to notify you. When we spoke on the phone on the morning of our scheduled tour, I was... More

Greenbrae
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My partner and i booked Thom's tour this past week on a perfectly lovely Winters day (high 70's no wind or clouds in late December!). Thom knows his stuff: history, legends, historical buildings and landmarks AND great places for lunch along the warf. We highly recommend this walk and suggest similar when landing in a town for a great orientation.

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Reno, Nevada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We went on this tour in mid November (Sunday) and only my wife and I were with our tour guide, Tom. We chose this tour because of the previously excelllent reviews. Tom is passionate about the history of Monterey and has the rare ability to bring history alive. When the tour was over we really felt we had been part... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

For our anniversary, we chose to spend the weekend in Pacific Grove. We've been to the PG/Monterey area several times and were looking for something new to do. My husband is a big Discovery Channel/History Channel/NatGeo fan so an historical tour seemed like something he would enjoy. We had a great walk with Thom, learned tons of things we didn't... More

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Danville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We would highly recommend the Monterey Walking Tour to everyone visiting the lovely City. Thom has a great personality, good sense of humor and REALLY knows his stuff. He welcomed the many questions we asked, and always answered with a smile. He obviously loves the City, and loves showing it off to visitors....it really shows. Susan Tromble

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